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ICE Detention Investigation

A ‘shocking’ 911 call and other key takeaways

Members of congress and immigration advocates are expressing outrage and calling for an overhaul of the nation's immigration detention system following an NPR investigation based on a trove of once-secret government inspection reports.

Through a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, NPR obtained more than 1,600 pages of records from the Department of Homeland Security's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Those records described a "barbaric" use of force, "negligent" medical care that contributed to the death of immigrants, racist abuse and "filthy conditions" inside detention facilities overseen by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Separately, NPR also obtained the audio of a 911 call made from an ICE detention facility during a fatal medical emergency, raising questions about training, communication and response times when a life was on the line.

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